Blankety Blank (1979–2002)

TV Series  -   -  Game-Show
6.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.4/10 from 81 users  
Reviews: 5 user

Comedy game show with celebrity guests and cheap prizes.

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: March

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in March.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 100 titles
created 20 Dec 2010
 
list image
a list of 21 titles
created 13 Feb 2012
 
list image
a list of 71 titles
created 28 Jul 2012
 
a list of 42 titles
created 24 Sep 2012
 
a list of 153 titles
created 08 Jan 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Blankety Blank" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Blankety Blank (1979–2002)

Blankety Blank (1979–2002) on IMDb 6.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Blankety Blank.

Episodes

Seasons


Years



16   15   14   13   12   11   10   9   8   … See all »
2002   2001   1999   1998   … See all »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

One Foot in the Grave (1990–2000)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Victor Meldrew is a retiree with an attitude who seems to attract bad luck. If he's not driving his long suffering wife Margaret crazy with his constant moaning, he's fighting with his ... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Wilson, Annette Crosbie, Doreen Mantle
Wogan (1982–1993)
Talk-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Long-running talk show featuring relaxed and informal chat with celebrity guests.

Stars: Terry Wogan, Joanna Lumley, Kenneth Williams
Keeping Up Appearances (1990–1995)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A snobbish housewife is determined to climb the social ladder, in spite of her family's working class connections and the constant chagrin of her long suffering husband.

Stars: Patricia Routledge, Clive Swift, Geoffrey Hughes
The Generation Game (1971–2001)
Game-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Making a fool of the contestants as they try to copy professionals who have strange jobs. To win some prizes the contestants play for points until there is a winner. They then watch prizes ... See full summary »

Stars: Bruce Forsyth, Jim Davidson, Melanie Stace
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Les Dawson ...
 Himself - Presenter / ... (125 episodes, 1980-1990)
Terry Wogan ...
 Himself - Presenter (95 episodes, 1979-1983)
...
 Lily Savage (59 episodes, 1997-2002)
Edit

Storyline

Comedy game show with celebrity guests and cheap prizes.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

remake | non fiction | See All (2) »

Genres:

Game-Show

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

18 January 1979 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Lily Savage's Blankety Blank  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Only seven celebrities appeared as panelists alongside all three hosts of the series: Wendy Richard, June Whitfield, Barbara Windsor, Ruth Madoc, Thora Hird, Sarah Greene and Kathy Staff. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Les Dawson: [at the start of the Super Match game] Please reveal the legend.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Filthy Rich & Catflap: Episode #1.2 (1987) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

From the USA to the UK for Once!
20 August 2004 | by See all my reviews

In Great Britain, the show would be called "Til Death To Us Part". In America, it would be reworked into "All In The Family."

In the UK, it was "Steptoe and Son". In America, the show was redone as "Sanford and Son" with Redd Foxx (Funnier still, there was an episode when Sanford and son went to see a Jewish version based on them, called Steinberg and Son. I thought this was very interesting).

In England, it was "Man About the House." In the states, it became "Threes' Company" with John Ritter and Suzanne Somers.

All classic American shows, all originating from oversea in England.

Now we come to this one called "Blankety Blank".

It began in 1977, went through three hosts and developed a reputation for bad parting gifts.

In America, it was known as "Match Game" followed by the current year, changing the numerals at the end of each year. I do recall Match Game '73, I think I remember Match Game '72. The last one I remember may have been Match Game '75. I can't say I recall Match Game '76.

Basically, Match Game went off when this Blankety Blank began, it seems.

The show clearly had a much longer run than Match Game did.

When I saw Blankety Blank whilst on vacation in England, I sat flabbergasted, going "it's Match Game. It's Match Game" and no one had an ever-loving clue what I was talking about. And I had not a clue who any of those "celebrities" were, but then I didn't know who Lily Savage was either!

It was the exact same set-up that I watched on "Blankety Blank" as used to be on Match Game. Contestants on the left, six celebrities on the right.

I can't recall now how they were arranged on BB, but on MG they were in two rows of three, six up top, six below.

It was the exact same arrangement.

Well, no drag queen, I'm afraid. But we did have Charles Nelson Reilly!

Match Game's reputation became incredible raciness. Everything on American game shows in the seventies was sexual innuendoes. You couldn't say long, tomatoes, ripe, juicy, tender, etc, without loud laughter.

Match Game was the king of this behavior.

Of the six celebrities, three were constant regulars. The middle star in the top row was Brett Somers, who was Jack Klugman's ex-wife on the Odd Couple.

Charles Nelson Reilly was beside her, the third celeb on the top.

And the middle star on the bottom? It was Richard Dawson, just before he would get Family Feud.

The host was Gene Rayburn, who played right along with all the insinuations.

"Don't put your BLANK in there," or "She pulled his BLANK" Rayburn would say constantly on the show, giving a grin.

It burned out quickly in America. Clearly England managed to make it work much longer, even when it became a bad joke.

Just very interesting to see the table reversed for once and England borrows from America for a change.


2 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Episodes wanted rickmcwhirter
Discuss Blankety Blank (1979) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page